Emergency Response & Family Assistance - SM4 Safety Articles & Resources

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After all the Industry Hyperbole, Conferences, and Congressional Hearings—Is Business Aviation Any Closer to Reliability In Aircraft Tracking?

GPS in every cockpit. Drones delivering pizza. Autonomous gliders trained to find thermals on their own. With the current state of aviation technology, surely a chief pilot sitting in the…

Posted on September 12, 2017
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The Question Game

There is a gap in our market…we see it and you see it. It’s 3 a.m. A company aircraft carrying the CEO just diverted to an airport 45 miles away…

Posted on April 10, 2017
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Emotional Buy-In to Your Emergency Response Program

On an intellectual level, having a comprehensive Emergency Response Program makes sense. That is why I have seen countless Program owners (Aviation Directors, Safety Managers and the like) attempt to…

Posted on November 9, 2016
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Emergency Response Program: A Holistic Approach

In light of recent corporate aviation accidents and significant world events, I have seen many business aviation operators look solely to an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) as a holistic solution…

Posted on March 7, 2016
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Sorry, There’s No App For That

Experiential Learning and Achieving Cerebral Retention Since when did we become an industry of passive learners, perfectly content to sit quietly through another lectern-leaning, talking head presenter? Even if he…

Posted on December 3, 2015

Emergency Response Planning – Integrating a Family Assistance Service Provider

Ask any organization with a solid culture what they would do if faced with an aviation accident, and the answer will often be “take care of the families.” These same…

Posted on December 3, 2015
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The Missing Component of a World-Class Flight Department

Your business aviation professionals represent a high-caliber, safety-conscious demographic. Your flight department hires only the best pilots, with flight time exceeding regulatory guidelines. You have recurrent training programs with a…

Posted on April 30, 2015
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Key Considerations When Building a Family Assistance Team

“This is what you do for a living? Why on earth would you subject yourself to this over and over again?” Those two questions came out of the blue and…

Posted on October 9, 2014
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Beyond Notification and Family Assistance

Organizations that make it a top priority to take care of people after an accident are to be commended for their commitment to humanitarian response. But there should also be…

Posted on March 4, 2014